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PRR - Black Fork Bridge

Photo 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

Image from "Pennsylvania Lines West of Pittsburgh: A History of the Flood of March, 1913", by Charles Wilbur Garrett, 1913, page 94

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BH Photo #534941

Description 

It is likely this bridge was replaced shortly after 1913, as the Pennsylvania had already started work on an abutment for a new bridge when the 1913 flood hit. Ironically, the old bridge survived, but the new abutment washed away in the flood.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Black Fork Mohican River on Pennsylvania Railroad
Location
Perrysville, Richland County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Railroad
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
(2)9-panel, pin-connected, double-barreled Pratt pony truss
Also called
Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge #143
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.67662, -82.32122   (decimal degrees)
40°40'36" N, 82°19'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/388340/4503698 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 98855 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

9-panel truss (267)
Double-barreled (109)
Lost (29,894)
Ohio (4,649)
Owned by railroad (13,725)
Pennsylvania Railroad (1,080)
Perrysville, Ohio (3)
Pin-connected (5,029)
Pony truss (17,218)
Pratt pony truss (4,019)
Pratt truss (10,529)
Railroad (16,665)
Replaced by new bridge (20,332)
Richland County, Ohio (50)
Truss (36,669)

Update Log 

  • June 30, 2022: Added by Paul Plassman